Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Friday, Matins

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweO Trinity in Unity,
Who rulest all with mighty power,
List to the canticle of praise,
We sing to Thee this midnight hour.

For, in the quiet time of night,
Our humble couches do we leave,
That, for the cure of all our ills,
Our urgent prayer Thou mayst receive.

That whatsoe’er, thro devilish fraud,
We have offended in the night,
May, with the help of Heavenly grace,
Be cleansed by Thy Glory’s Might.

From all defilements of the flesh,
And sloth of spirit, set us free,
Lest, by the pestilence of sin,
Fervour and love should weakened be.

We then, dear Saviour, pray to Thee,
O fill us with Thy Light Divine,
That, by no action may we sin,
While the bright day-light hours shine.

Our prayer, O loving Father, grant,
And Thou, Coequal, Only Son,
With the Great Spirit Paraclete,
Reigning while endless ages run. Amen.

– translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, C.O., Bishop of Nottingham, England